Sandusky verdict open thread

I took a road trip yesterday, so I missed the “moment” of the Sandusky verdict. Based on the testimony, it seemed like the jury nailed it.

Someone emailed me an interesting question:  Why did Sandusky’s attorney sound so darn happy after his client was found guilty on almost all counts?  I suggested facetiously that he was just glad Sandusky didn’t get the death penalty, but it’s actually a good question. My friend thought that the attorney might be trying to force an appeal based upon biased or incompetent counsel.  That strikes me as a dangerous strategy, since it could easily lead to disbarment.

What do you think?